A note on local and non-local properties of turbulence in the Bora flow

Danijel Belusic, Miroslava Pasaric, Zoran Pasaric, Mirko Orlic, Branko Grisogono

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On the basis of two-month measurements of the bora wind at Senj, Croatia, with a 1 s temporal resolution, properties of the bora turbulence are inspected using the records of three bora episodes. The spectrum is divided into two parts: high-frequency turbulence (periods less than 1 min) and the low-frequency part (periods between 1 and 10 min) where pulsations appear. We have found that the high-frequency turbulence is generated locally by surface roughness and local wind shear. On the other hand, the low-frequency turbulence, i.e. the pulsations, seems to be independent of the local properties and can therefore be treated as an organized non-local effect. This is in accordance with the studies of the pulsations in the Boulder downslope windstorm
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)301 - 306
Number of pages6
JournalMeteorologische Zeitschrift
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes

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